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Intel Core i5-2500

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Pros

Included heatsinks do a good job cooling, runs cooler than specifications

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Form factor makes installation in socket very intuitive

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Heatsink and fan are relatively low-profile compared to older models

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Heatsinks/fan are quieter than previous generation processors

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Noticeable performance increase over typical dual-core processors, especially when multi-tasking

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Cons

Heat sink detaches from processor too easily

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Somewhat expensive for the onboard HD2000 graphics

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Fan cabling is wrapped rather tight and can prevent fan from reaching top speeds

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